Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
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Shun Nakamura

  • Research Article
    A Sensitive Period of Peer-Social Learning
    Author(s): Koki Mimura, Daijiro Mochizuki, Shun Nakamura and Mamiko KoshibaKoki Mimura, Daijiro Mochizuki, Shun Nakamura and Mamiko Koshiba

    A critical period has been found in various sensory-motor learning system, for instance, vision, auditory, somatosensory, and language development. This report provides evidence that there may be a sensitive period also in peer-social learning. For consideration of brain toxicology during development, we should know the transient neurobiological process when gene-environment interaction is crucial for development and vulnerability to stress over lifelong. Here we developed an animal model (Gallus gallus domesticus) to study behavioral development of socialization with peers. By a multivariate analysis using principal components analysis, we found that there existed a sensitive period in which social environment was essential for peer social affiliation developmental. The behavioral features of this sensitive period learning were suggested in the head rotation and frequency of freezing.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000158

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